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With his supervisors, Dr. Xiaotao Bi, Hafiz Rahman (award recipient), Dr. Jim Lim and Dr. John Grace on March 18, 2013

AMS Just Desserts Award 2013

Congratulations to Hafiz Rahman, PhD student and VP, Academics on the CHBE GSC, for being awarded the AMS Just Desserts Award 2013. Other recipients from around the University also joined in on the celebrations on March 18th at Cecil Green Park House at UBC. The Just Desserts awards are given to individuals that have gone […]

Professional Development Seminar Series

Professional Development Seminar Series

The CHBE Graduate Student Club successfully arranged a seminar on March 14th with Dr. Clive Brereton as the speaker. Dr. Brereton completed BASc and PhD from this department, and joined UBC as a faculty member. After serving the department for nearly 10 years, he decided to move to industry. Currently, he is the VP, Technology […]

UBC Engineering students win national competition

Congratulations to the whole team, but especially our own CHBE student, Kevin Sipila (CHBE ’13) for winning first place at the 28th annual Canadian Engineering Competition (CEC) held in Ottawa, March 7-9, 2013. Kevin was joined by team mates Jesse Neufeld (CIVL ’14), Andrea Palmer (MECH ’15) and Tagg Jefferson (IGEN ’13) who defeated teams […]

Prof. Hatzikiriakos inspecting polymeric surfaces. Photo credit: Martin Dee

UBC engineers accelerate production of new, plastic fuel tank systems—reducing auto weight and emissions

A team of Canadian engineering researchers—led by UBC Chemical and Biological Engineering Professor Savvas G. Hatzikiriakos—is partnering with Kautex Corp., McGill University and the National Research Council to optimize a process to manufacture a complete fuel system in a single production step. This Canadian team first is expected to produce a new generation of tanks […]

Research published by Dr. James Piret and former CHBE PhD Student Mario Jardon recognized as Top Cited Research by the journal Biotechnology & Bioengineering

The article “Inhibition of glutamine-dependent autophagy increases t-PA production in CHO cell fed-batch processes”, published in the journal Biotechnology & Bioengineering (Vol. 109, May 2012, pages 1228–1238) has been recognized as Top Cited Research by the journal. The article presents the results of a multi-disciplinary study led by Dr. Piret’s group in collaboration with the […]

Thomas Bennett Student Enrichment Memorial Awards

Thomas Bennett Student Enrichment Memorial Awards

On March 6th, 2013, a small award ceremony was held in the CHBE building to celebrate the recipients of the Thomas Bennett Student Enrichment Memorial Awards in Chemical and Biological Engineering. Thomas was an accomplished alumnus of the Chemical and Biological Engineering Department, graduating in 2007. During his time at UBC, he made a positive […]

Computer simulations may change how artificial organs and drugs are tested before they can be used on patients

Computer simulations may change how artificial organs and drugs are tested before they can be used on patients

UBC’s James Feng carries out computer simulations of artificial tissues and organs that could reduce the cost and time required for clinical trials. Photo: Martin Dee.

Recipients attend Thomas Bennett Award ceremony

Recipients attend Thomas Bennett Award ceremony

The University of British Columbia’s Chemical and Biological Engineering Department hosted the award ceremony of the Thomas Bennett Student Enrichment Memorial Awards in Chemical and Biological Engineering.